Travel Secrets to Help You Save Money on Vacation

June 11, 2010

Planning a vacation? Knowing the best way to book travel can slash your costs. Airlines often announce airfare sales on Friday night, so all the matching/cross-cutting happens over the weekend. But, according to Peter Greenberg, CBS News’ travel editor, this is actually the worst time to buy tickets, because everybody else is looking then as well.  Instead, he suggests, try booking after midnight on Monday night/Tuesday morning: “All the tickets that were booked but not purchased on Monday come flooding back into the airlines computer system at the discount fare.”

Click here to read more of Greenberg’s tips.  He shared some of his best secrets in a recent CBS MoneyWatch interview. You can use these tips to save on airfare, hotels, and more — and wind up with a better trip.